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Rep. Antonio Delgado’s 2020 Report Card

Representative from New York's 19th District
Democrat
Serving Jan 3, 2019 – Jan 3, 2023


These statistics cover Delgado’s record during the 116th Congress (Jan 3, 2019-Jan 3, 2021) and compare him to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 30, 2021.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Delgado’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Was most present in votes compared to New York Delegation

Delgado missed 0.0% of votes (0 of 954 votes) in the 116th Congress. View Delgado’s Profile »

Compare to all New York Delegation (0th percentile); House Freshmen (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).

The Speaker of the House, per current House rules, is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings” and is never recorded as missing a vote, and may not be included in the comparison with other representatives if not voting. The delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are not eligible to vote in most roll call votes and so may not appear here if not elligible for any vote during the time period of these statistics.


 

Got bicameral support on the 3rd most bills compared to New York Delegation

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 9 of Delgado’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: H.R. 842: CLEAR Act; H.R. 2000: Medicare-X Choice Act of 2019; H.R. 2142: To amend the Small Business …; H.R. 2336: Family Farmer Relief Act of …; H.R. 3254: PIPE Act; H.R. 4697: End the Limo Loophole Act; H.R. 4874: Rebuild Rural America Act of …; H.R. 6748: Direct Support for Communities Act; H.R. 8376: Small Business Debt Relief Extension …

Compare to all New York Delegation (89th percentile); House Freshmen (90th percentile); House Democrats (78th percentile); All Representatives (86th percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Wrote the 4th most laws compared to New York Delegation (tied with 2 others)

Delgado introduced 3 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 116th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: H.R. 2151: To designate the facility of …; H.R. 2336: Family Farmer Relief Act of …; H.R. 6304: Small Business Repayment Relief Act …

Compare to all New York Delegation (78th percentile); House Freshmen (81st percentile); House Democrats (76th percentile); All Representatives (84th percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Got influential cosponsors the 5th most often compared to House Freshmen (tied with 1 other)

7 of Delgado’s bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: H.R. 2151: To designate the facility of …; H.R. 2336: Family Farmer Relief Act of …; H.R. 4165: Improving Benefits for Underserved Veterans …; H.R. 4697: End the Limo Loophole Act; H.R. 5540: PFAS Transparency Act; H.R. 6206: PREP Act of 2020; H.R. 6304: Small Business Repayment Relief Act …

Compare to all New York Delegation (48th percentile); House Freshmen (94th percentile); House Democrats (65th percentile); All Representatives (79th percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 6th most often compared to House Democrats

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. Of the 340 bills that Delgado cosponsored, 29% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all New York Delegation (74th percentile); House Freshmen (65th percentile); House Democrats (97th percentile); All Representatives (62nd percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Got the 7th most cosponsors on their bills compared to House Freshmen (tied with 1 other)

Delgado’s bills and resolutions had 539 cosponsors in the 116th Congress. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all New York Delegation (44th percentile); House Freshmen (92nd percentile); House Democrats (56th percentile); All Representatives (74th percentile).


 

Ranked the 8th top leader compared to House Freshmen

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 116th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Delgado’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all New York Delegation (44th percentile); House Freshmen (92nd percentile); House Democrats (53rd percentile); All Representatives (71st percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 16th most bills compared to House Freshmen (tied with 3 others)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 16 of Delgado’s 28 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Delgado caucused with in the 116th Congress.

Compare to all New York Delegation (52nd percentile); House Freshmen (80th percentile); House Democrats (65th percentile); All Representatives (76th percentile).

Cosponsors who caucused with neither the Democratic nor Republican party do not count toward this statistic.


 

Ranked 18th most politically right compared to House Democrats

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 116th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Delgado’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all New York Delegation (70th percentile); House Freshmen (51st percentile); House Democrats (92nd percentile); All Representatives (51st percentile).


 

Introduced the 22nd most bills compared to House Freshmen (tied with 1 other)

Delgado introduced 28 bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all New York Delegation (37th percentile); House Freshmen (76th percentile); House Democrats (51st percentile); All Representatives (67th percentile).


 

Cosponsored the 32nd fewest bills compared to House Democrats

Delgado cosponsored 340 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all New York Delegation (19th percentile); House Freshmen (45th percentile); House Democrats (13th percentile); All Representatives (46th percentile).


 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Delgado introduced 4 bills in the 116th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 2142: To amend the Small Business …; H.R. 2151: To designate the facility of …; H.R. 2336: Family Farmer Relief Act of …; H.R. 6304: Small Business Repayment Relief Act …

Compare to all New York Delegation (33rd percentile); House Freshmen (62nd percentile); House Democrats (38th percentile); All Representatives (59th percentile).


 

Committee Positions

Delgado held a leadership position on 0 committees and 0 subcommittees, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Delgado’s Profile »

Compare to all New York Delegation (0th percentile); House Freshmen (0th percentile); House Democrats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


Additional Notes

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of the 116th Congress) was the 116th Congress (freshmen) or 115th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.